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6 May 1988 (Portugal) See more »
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When Terror Rules, Only One Man Can Break Through.
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American spy Scorpion learns of the KGB capture of The Widow just as she is ready to retire. Later Scorpion gets kidnapped from her hot tub. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Tonny Tulleners ... Steve Woods
Don Murray ... Gifford Leese
Robert Logan ... Gordon Thomas
Allen Williams ... Phil Keller

Kathryn Daley ... Jackie Wielmon
Ross Elliott ... Sam Douglas

John Anderson ... Neal G. Koch

Bart Braverman ... Mehdi
Tom McFadden ... Lt. Woodman (as Thom McFadden)
Billy Hayes ... Wolfgang Stoltz
Adam Pearson ... Jack Devlin
Ari Barak ... Hanis
Adam Ageli ... Faued #1

John Lazar ... Faued #2
Pamela Jean Bryant ... Flight attendant
Lisa Pontrelli ... Leese's secretary
Joseph Whipp ... Leese's aide
Stephen Riead ... Young Steve
Thomas Riead ... Young Phil

Jack Lightsy ... Police guard #1
Keela Wright ... Police guard's wife
Douglas Joho ... Leese's guard
Gloria Thomas ... Leese's maid
Michael J. Epps ... Police guard #2
William Moy ... Police guard #3
William Griffith ... Dist. Atty. George Cauffman
Tom Cassell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nabawa Abou-Seif ... Victim
Louis Alexander ... Male patron
Pat Bishop ... Cab driver
Tom Bowen
Richard Bravo ... Tough guy
Kim Capone
More Carmen ... Ticket agent
Tom Cassel ... Deputy
Taia Chard ... Hotel clerk
Kamealoha Peter Clark
Vivian Patrick ... Dr. Ghy's secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
William Riead 
 
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William Riead 

Produced by
William Riead .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sean Murray 
 
Film Editing by
Gigi Coello-Bannon 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Simonson .... second assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Steve Davis .... stunts (as Steve Davis)
Dragon Majailovic .... stunts
Val Mijailovic .... stunts (as Val Majailovic)
Dar Robinson .... stunt coordinator
Dar Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
 

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98 min
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Tonny!, 13 May 2010
Author: Comeuppance Reviews from United States Minor Outlying Islands

"When Terror Rules, Only One Man Can Break Through!" The one and only Tonny Tulleners stars in his one and only movie role as Agent "Steve Woods"and gives a appropriately wooden performance, but what else would you expect? He is not an actor. He is a karate champion who beat Chuck Norris at least once in real life. His agent codename is "Scorpion"....you don't want to get stung by this guy! The action "kicks off" in Spain when Tonny injects himself into a barroom brawl. We don't know why but he looks cool with his killer 'Stache and a nylon jacket with brown bell bottoms and boots. Then after some confusing and unnecessary location changes, hopping from Spain to Holland to Hawaii and finally settling in L.A., the story begins.

In a plot that is as relevant today as it was in 1986 (when the movie was made), terrorists take over an airplane and only one man can stop them: Larry Storch. No! It's "Scorpion" of course you fool! In an actual plot point, Woods' boss, who looks a lot like Phil Rizzuto, tells him to wear shorts when boarding a plane that terrorists have taken over. It is still on the runway and filled with hostages. The reasoning is that the terrorists will see he is not carrying a gun. Woods takes his pants off and changes into some white short-shorts. Little did the terrorists know, his fists n' feet are the real weapons. Most of the hijackers are dispatched in short order. The main baddie, "Faued" is left alive and then a 90 minute cat & mouse game ensues....Tonny style.

A creepy looking blond guy and his black partner stalk Tonny and eventually get beat up by him, and unfortunately in one of the many melees, his partner and childhood friend kicks the bucket. There is an emotional flashback of Tonny and his friend in a park where they demonstrate their strength and try to push over a statue. This strength wasn't enough to save his friend later in life. Tonny is very broken up about it. He is tough man, but he has a soft heart (and a soft voice to match). His new partner inexplicably carries around a wooden recorder and starts playing an annoying tune. This clown can't live up to Tonny's fallen partner.

A highlight of the film is the rockin' music. It was probably made by a guy playing the keytar and making a wicked "Keytar face". Tulleners beats up the bad guys with quiet dignity and grace.

Get beat by Tonny once tonight with this classic!

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